Zayat Stables gained its first Irish winner Wednesday with the much-anticipated start of Old Glory, who won his first race in a hand ride under Donnacha O'Brien at Naas. Old Glory, who is by top runner and sire Frankel, was the most expensive yearling sold in Ireland last year at over $1.88 million.
According to Racing Post writer James Thomas, agent Justin Casse went to the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale along with Justin Zayat in search for horses with stallion potential.
“I'm looking for a rock star that can start our global expansion,” Zayat said at the time of the horse's purchase.
Aidan O'Brien trains the colt, who is one of several successful Frankels in his barn, including Group 2 winner Rostropovich and G3 winner Nelson.
The colt is out of winning Xaar mare Belesta.
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